This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of October 19 - October 26

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Join us this Sunday as Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley preaches.

His sermon title is "Living Into The Kingdom - 3: Growing In Faith Together."

The scriptures are Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Hebrews 10:19-25, and Mark 12:28-34.

Sunday's Schedule

. 8:30AM - Worship Service in the Chapel

. 9:45AM - Sunday School

11:00AM - Worship Service in the Sanctuary

. 2:00PM - The Sunday Club

. 5:00PM - Fall Festival in the Davis Family Hall - Please bring toilet paper, paper towels and cleaning supplies for Feed My Sheep as gifts. Let's show how the children can help support this fabulous ministry!



5:30pm - Dinner & Fellowship in the Davis Family Hall

Menu: Meatloaf (Baked Chicken available), Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Salad Bar, & Dessert

6:15pm - "Presbyterians and the Future of the Church" with Columbia Seminary's Rev. Dr. Charles Wiley in the Davis Family Hall


EXPRESS YOURSELF with art, words, or both on what our church signs “You Are Now Entering The Mission Field” means to you! Please take a sheet from the table in the Reception area and return your sheets by Sunday, October 21. We will display all the sheets on Sunday, October 28.

WALKING TO REMEMBER! On Saturday, November 3, the Alzheimer's of Central Alabama will sponsor a fund raising walk at the Galleria, the proceeds of which provide for continuation of ACA's services for families who have a loved one diagnosed with any form of dementia. Join the South Highland Center walk team for an indoor walk from 8:00 until 10:00am. There will be door prizes, goodies, and other fun attractions. For more information, contact Mel York, Director of the South Highland Center at 205-933-2332.

INTERESTED IN VISITING THE HOLY LAND? Rev. Dr. Larry Michael will be leading a group on March 11-22, 2019. Space is limited so contact Larry at (205) 492-9992 now for more information and to reserve your spot! This 12 day Holy Land tour includes Israel and Jordan and is being booked through Dehoney Travel.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW ~ OCTOBER 27 & 28 for our 130th Anniversary Celebration, Church Retreat, and Stewardship Sunday.

HOLIDAY MARKET - Please register for our Holiday Market Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10! We need help with publicity, food preparation, hosting, etc. We want to make this a success! Contact Katya at or at 205-873-0039 with any questions!!


HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to Mary Jane Dolceand the entire family at the death of her mother, Martha Bottomley on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Visitation will be Monday, October 22 at Elmwood from5:00 - 7:00pm with a Memorial service on Tuesday at 2:00pm also at Elmwood Cemetery Chapel. Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley will be conducting the service.

HURRICANE HELP - Remember all the families hit hard by hurricanes including Kelly Blighton's family in Marianna, FL. You can help by donating through PDA or through SHPC (just designate it to Marianna Hurricane Michael effort).


SUNDAY CLUB MEAL PROVIDERS NEEDED - If you or a group with which you are associated would like to help provide a meal to our Sunday Club folks, please email Martha Foster at or call/text at (205) 915-0279.

FEED MY SHEEP - In John 21, Christ calls on us to tend His flock. We can help next Sunday--the "Fourth Sunday for Food", Sunday, October 28. Please bring cereal and saltines.

BELL TOWER - At their August 20, 2018 meeting, the Session designated our historic bell tower “Alexander Bell Tower” in memory ofthe Rev. Dr. J. Frank and Grayson Alexander, in memory of our beloved former Senior Pastor and his wife.Currently the tower bell mechanism is being repaired, anticipating completion by our SHPC 130th Anniversary on October 28, 2018.Cost of the repair is $10,000.If you would like to contribute, please so designate as you present your gift.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Can you spare 4 hours a day, once or twice a month? The church office is in need of smiling faces to help greet people coming into the church and answering the telephone. If you would like an opportunity to brighten someone’s day, please call Brenda Keith at 205-933-0790 or email at to volunteer.
SHOP NEEDS YOU - SHOP or the South Highland Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Project is developing a faith-based mental health model for the Birmingham Faith community. We are currently outgrowing our space in the Builder’s classroom and recently approved a 3-year strategic plan to help meet our community’s needs. We meet every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm and would love to share our future with you through volunteering or leading a topic for the day with helpful information to our participants. If you are interested, please contact Jim Foster at 205-706-4343.

KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS to help Joe and his team serve and clean up after Wednesday night dinners.

SUNDAY MORNING NURSERY HELP NEEDED - We want to continue to give our paid workers some time off. If you can help out in the nursery, contact Elsa Holaday at (205) 903-8192

EVANGELISM TEAM - Are you aware that South Highland has an Evangelism Team? Its purpose is to equip ourselves to better share our faith by speaking the Good News of Jesus Christ; to develop and improve our relationships with God, with other members of our Church, and with people outside our Church; and to do a better job of making disciples of Christ. Interested? If so, speak to one of our pastors or Mark Stephens.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFOThere have been several times at South Highland when the church has not been able to contact family or friends in an emergency or times of illness. Please fill out this form to provide emergency information for our database.


SHPC's Facebook Page - make sure you "like" our new page. The new page currently has the front of the church as the profile picture.

Check out the most recent issue of the South Highland Highlights by clicking here.

CAN'T JOIN US ONE SUNDAY MORNING? You can always listen to the service live on WXJC-AM 850 & FM 92.5 at 11 AM. And if you're out of town and can't tune in the radio, you can listen to the live stream online at

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